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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

WSU forward Mouhamed Gueye (left) and guard Michael Flowers (right) celebrate after defeating UW 78-70 in Beasley Coliseum, Feb. 23.

Cougs add new talent to fill out basketball roster

JAKE HULL, Evergreen reporter June 16, 2022

WSU basketball ended its 2022 season by losing 72-56 to Texas A&M in the semifinals of the National Invitational Tournament, a tournament for the top teams not selected for the March Madness tournament. It...

Klay Thompson played for WSU from 2008-2011 and was the 11th pick in the NBA Draft selected by the Golden State Warriors. Thompson’s jersey will soon be retired at WSU.

Warriors’ Wiggins willfully works for W in Game 5

Trevor Junt, Evergreen Reporter June 16, 2022

The Golden State Warriors took a 3-2 lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Andrew Wiggins showed up and showed out in Monday’s game, the biggest game of his career. The first-time All-Star...

WSU forward Mouhamed Gueye (35) makes his entrance before a college basketball game against the University of California, Santa Barbara at Beasley Coliseum, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, in Pullman.

Mouhamed Gueye returns to WSU

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor June 9, 2022

On Tuesday, Coug fans could finally say what we had all hoped: Mouhamed Gueye is coming back to Pullman. Gueye declared for the NBA draft while maintaining his college eligibility and entered the transfer...

Former WSU basketball player and current NBA player Klay Thmpson waves a shirt above his head during the basketball game against OSU Saturday afternoon at Beasley Coliseum. Thompson had his jersey retired during halftime, becoming the second player to have his jersey retired as a Cougar.

Klay Thompson is back where he belongs

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor May 30, 2022

On Thursday, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors did what few have ever done. They punched their ticket to their sixth NBA Finals in eight years. The WSU alum and his Golden State Warriors...

WSU guard Noah Williams jumps for a layup against Santa Clara in first round of NIT on March 15, 2022

Cougs whooped by Aggies in semis

Branson Virgen, Evergreen reporter March 31, 2022

The WSU men’s basketball team (22-15) fell to Texas A&M (27-12) on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in the semifinal round of the National Invitational Tournament, 72-56. The loss ended the...

WSU forward Andrej Jakimovski (23) dribbles the ball toward the hoop during the first half of an NIT first round matchup against Santa Clara, March 15, in Beasley Coliseum.

Flowers crowned single season three-point king in win over BYU

Branson Virgen, Evergreen reporter March 25, 2022

The WSU men’s basketball team (22-14) came out of Provo, Utah with a win over BYU (24-10) in a game that ended 77-58 Wednesday night at the Marriott Center. WSU ended the home team’s season in front...

Sam Taylor poses for a picture with WSU womens basketball player Ula Motuga.

Experience of a lifetime: traveling to the NCAA Tournament with the team

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor March 24, 2022

Over spring break, I had the pleasure of traveling with the WSU women’s basketball team to Raleigh, N.C., for the NCAA Tournament as part of the band. This is my first year on campus and my first...

WSU forward DJ Rodman (11) jumps over Oregon State center Roman Silva (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Beasley Coliseum, March 3.

WSU hosts Santa Clara in first round of NIT

Branson Virgen, Evergreen reporter March 14, 2022

The WSU men’s basketball team (19-14) received a bid to the National Invitation Tournament this weekend and will play Santa Clara in the first round.  The Cougars were recently sent home from the...

WSU guard Krystal Leger-Walker looks for a pass during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona in Beasley Coliseum, Feb. 20.

Cougars go dancing

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter March 14, 2022

Fresh off a second-round loss in the Pac-12 Tournament, WSU women's basketball is ready to tango for the second straight season, earning an at-large bid in the 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.  The...

WSU forward Andrej Jakimovski (right) dribbles past Oregon center Nate Bittle (left) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Beasley Coliseum, March 5.

Cougs advance to second round of Pac-12 Tournament

Branson Virgen, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2022

The No. 7 WSU Cougars (19-13, 12-9) opened the Pac-12 Tournament with a 66-59 win in Las Vegas, sending the No. 10 California Golden Bears (12-20, 5-15) home on Wednesday night. WSU got off to a hot...

WSU guard Noah Williams (24) jumps for a layup during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon in Beasley Coliseum, March 5.

Pac-12 Tournament preview

Branson Virgen, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2022

With WSU men’s basketball done with regular season play, the team now looks to make a run at the Pac-12 title this week.  For many teams in the Pac-12, their only hope for a bid to the NCAA tournament...

WSU forward Efe Abogidi (0) dunks the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon in Beasley Coliseum, March 5.

Cougs roll on Senior Night

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter March 7, 2022

WSU (18-13, 11-9) closed out their 2021-22 regular season in dominating fashion, defeating the Oregon Ducks (18-13, 11-9) 94-74 at home. “Our guys really like each other,” WSU head coach Kyle Smith...

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